HEY HEY, FRIENDS! Alright – this past month was a busy one. I had a lot of back-to-back travel and very little bathtub-reading time. BUT nonetheless, I'm happy to share the books that made this month's reading list!
Here's what I read in November
The subtitle of this book by Mitchel Lee is Trusting God When Life Disappoints, Overwhelms, or Just Doesn't Make Sense. The reason why I love this book so much is because it doesn't shy away from talking about the parts of life that really hurt. This book gives us the freedom to grieve the things that mattered to us. However, in the midst of it all, being able to face God and say, “Even if, I will still trust you.” HIGHLY recommend this read, and listen to his episode on The Happy Hour!
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING
Y'all. I absolutely LOVED Where The Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I listened on audiobook and it was incredible. The storytelling is unmatched and I cannot recommend it enough!
THE DUTCH HOUSE
A lot of my friends told me about The Dutch House by Ann Patchett so I was excited to read it. I thought it was just okay, didn't love it! But I will say that I started it months ago, picked up where I left off, and felt SUPER confused. So, my review might not be the best or most accurate! Most of my friends have loved it so if you think you might like it, GO FOR IT!
WORDS FROM THE WINDOW SEAT
This book is just so heartwarming. Taylor Tippett wrote Words From The Window Seat based on a personal project that she started years ago as a flight attendant: Leaving encouraging words and notes for passengers to find in their seat! It really shows the difference that can be made when you're kind to yourself and others.
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Note: Just a reminder, as you read the list of books I recommend, remember to use discernment. While I may recommend a book or author, it does not suggest that I am in full agreement with every opinion/statement that the author portrays.
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Re: ‘The Dutch House’… I’m assuming since you thought it was just OK, you read it and didn’t listen to the audio version? Tom Hanks reads the audio version, and I thought it was fabulous. The downside was that once I listened to Tom Hanks, I now wish ALL the books were read by Tom Hanks.
Also loved ‘Crawdads Sing’. Thanks for publishing your reading list. Have never heard of ‘Words from the Window Seat’ and am looking forward to reading it.
BTW, I have listened to the Relevant podcast for years (Happy Hour too!) and was so excited when you joined the cast. But I think it’s not helping me make friends as I walk every morning in my new neighborhood. Guessing they all think I’m more than a little strange when we pass and I’m laughing out loud thanks to the antics of you, Jesse, Cameron, and Derek.